UM Plans for Pre-Debate Lockdown

Snippet from Official Email in my inbox:

As a security measure, the University has decided that from Monday, September 27 through Thursday, September 30, all faculty, administration, staff, and students must wear their University ID while on campus.

This is the announcement the University has made, on [URL]:

“All University of Miami faculty members, staff, and students will be required to wear their UM identification ('Cane Card) at all times while on the Coral Gables campus from Monday, September 27, through Thursday, September 30. Faculty, staff, and students without proper identification may be stopped by security personnel and asked to leave campus. Faculty, staff, and students who do not have a 'Cane Card are strongly urged to obtain one now in Allen Hall, Room 111.

“There is no charge for an initial 'Cane Card. If you have lost your 'Cane Card, a replacement costs $15. Lanyards will be distributed at various locations on campus, including University of Miami parking garages, parking lots, the food court, and events attended by UM faculty, staff, and students. In addition, individual University departments and divisions also will distribute lanyards with plastic holders to employees. “

You should also check [another URL] for additional information.

From which I conclude two things. First, the media/blog hoo-ha about how GW hasn't agreed to any debates yet is a waste of time. He's coming. Second, this will be a good week to work at home.

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8 Responses to UM Plans for Pre-Debate Lockdown

  1. Be careful, professor, its a dangerous thing to assume increased security has a rational purpose in this day and age…

  2. jason wolf says:

    can i work from home that week, too?

  3. niq says:

    Those of us not in Florida are breathlessly awaiting the latest Nader vs Dems round.

  4. LawFool says:

    Shutting down the Health Center too. I hope none of those reporters muss wif my yoga ball!

  5. Phill says:

    Dufus has not yet agreed to debate, but it is inevitable that he will. He tried to duck the debates last time arround as well.

    If he runs away from the debates then the press will punish him by highlighting all the questions that he is trying to avoid.

    This is all about trying to lower expectations. Dufus performed abysmaly in the last debates but he was judged the winner because he exceeded expectations.

  6. Bricklayer says:

    Quite a few people believe he bested Gore in a few of the debates. Alternatively, that Gore defeated himself with his rude, impatient sighs. I find myself in the second camp, but don’t patently disagree with the first.

    I know Phill may not want to hear this, but frankly it is Kerry for whom I have the lowered expectations as far as public debating is concerned. I find him to be a terribly unskilled public speaker. Granted, I am not from the northeast, so some of his occasionally high-brow tones do not appeal to me as they might others. So while it is true that Bush is no Reagan, Kerry is no Clinton and not even a Gore.

    I think it is actually Kerry who would be better off avoiding a debate.

    For pure amusment, there could be no better contests than Elizabeth vs. Teresa or Bush Daughters vs. Kerry Daughters. Are you listening Don King and Pay-Per-View?

  7. Mojo says:

    Bricklayer; I propose a debate between Rove and Carville, then we blow up the stage for the good of the Republic.

  8. Bricklayer says:

    Mojo, carefull now…you don’t want MIB showing up at your door….

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